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Imagine relaxing on a sun-drenched terrace savouring the first drink of the day.   Imagine a swimming pool, inviting, encouraging, waiting to be disturbed.  Imagine sitting in the shade of an olive tree with not a man-made sound to be heard.  Imagine a sky so blue you’ll forget all about grey.  Imagine the smells and sounds of a barbecue sizzling away.   Difficult?    Not at all, when you’re at Finca Pichon ....
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Finca Pichon
Finca Pichon


Main Entrance
Main entrance



Finca Pichon  -  the croft of the pigeons

Finca Pichon was once the harvest home of a local family who used it when gathering their olives, walnuts, and grapes.  Today it is a luxurious detached Andalusian-style villa set in its own grounds of four acres.

Although offering all modern conveniences, including air-conditioning throughout, it retains its original rustic charms and ambience.

Sensitively restored in the local manner, the finca has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), a very large lounge with open fire, and a kitchen complete with cooker, fridge, freezer, etc.

Outside, the finca nestles on the side of a beautiful and peaceful tree-lined valley and is surrounded by its own groves of olive and walnut trees interspersed with muscatel grape vines.  A paved terrace (from which the panoramic views of the Sierra mountains complement the clinking of ice in your glass) leads to the swimming pool.  There is a large barbecue (which is certain to be the focal point during your stay), wooden and plastic garden furniture, sun loungers and inflatable pool toys.  The original drying beds, once used for ripening grapes to provide raisins, have been carefully retained to add interest and charm.

There is ample off-road parking for several vehicles.

Location Map

Bordering the Sierras de Tejeda y Almijara National Park and situated near the village of Canillas de Albaida with its excellent restaurants and shopping facilities, Finca Pichon enjoys a rural setting that is ideal for walkers and nature lovers seeking tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The finca is approximately 50km from Málaga airport, only 45 minutes to the resort town of Nerja, and a similar distance to the beaches and attractions of the coast.  The historic and larger city of Granada with its Alhambra Palace is within an easy drive to afford the opportunity of experiencing the Andalusian serenity and friendliness of this most Spanish of areas.

BBC Radio Broadcast Click the BBC logo to listen to a ½ hour talk by Clare Balding describing a delightful walk around the environs of Cómpeta.

Interior
Interior

What is provided

Gas hob, fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, saucepans and cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery for six people, Microwave, Stereo, Satellite TV (not Sky), bed linen.  The bed linen will be changed and the finca thoroughly cleaned at the end of your stay.  The pool is maintained and cleaned twice a week (June - October). Bathroom towels are provided.

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

What is not provided

The electricity at the finca is 220v AC with continental twin plugs (you may wish to bring some adapters with you).  There is no telephone at the finca (but mobile ’phone reception is very good), and there is no oven.

Lounge
Lounge


Getting There

The nearest airport is at Málaga, approximately 50km and about an hour’s car journey away.  (A map and other information are supplied on receipt of the rental balance.)  Please note there will be a welcome pack at the Finca on your arrival.

Local shop opening hours are typically Spanish; so, allowing for a multitude of holidays and festivals, expect them to be open from approximately 09:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00 six days a week (closed on Sundays).
Pool
Pool

Dining Area
Dining Area
Recommendations

Within the local village of Canillas de Albaida there are some excellent restaurants: the Plaza restaurant in the main square by the church, and Antonio’s bar on the road out of the village towards Cómpeta.

There are also many bars and restaurants in Canillas and an even larger selection in the nearby town of Cómpeta. In Cómpeta, the restaurants Pichon and Rustica are both good, as is the Hotel Balcon de Cómpeta.

This is an excellent area for walking and attractions include the Fabrica de Luz, Fabrica de Cómpeta, the abandoned village, Casa La Mina, and various other walks as described in “25 Walks around Cómpeta” (copy available at the finca).

Other available outdoor activities include four-wheel drive tours of the mountains, and guided horse trekking tours as well as all the attractions of the coast.
 
Terms and Conditions

The rental charge is £500.00 per week inclusive of all utility charges.

We will notify you on receipt of the reservation e-mail stating whether or not your preferred dates are available.  Should the finca be available for the period you have requested, we will provisionally reserve the finca on your behalf for seven days during which period you must send us your deposit of 20% of the total rental charge.  In the event we do not receive your deposit within the seven days, we reserve the right to release the finca to other parties.

We reserve the right to retain your deposit in the event of cancellation of a booking for whatever reason, excepting where the finca is re-rented at the same rate for the same period.

The balance of the rental is due eight weeks prior to date of occupancy.  Detailed maps and instructions will be forwarded on receipt of the balance.

The renter is liable for all replacements and repairs (other than normal cleaning and laundry of linens) that may be required to attain the same condition as when occupancy commenced.  The renter must take notice that smoking is not permitted within the finca.  There is a maximum of six overnight occupants without the prior written approval of the owner.


The Valley
The Valley

Contact Us
Telephone: +44 (0) 1442 395229 Please complete an e-mail below should you too wish to be enraptured by the spell that is Finca Pichon.

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e-mail: bookings@finca-pichon.co.uk
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